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Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
, americans who have switched sides. others see the use of drones by the united states as nothing more than execution by air, without due process, no court, no charges, no trial, and relatively little oversight. what's beyond dispute is this, drone attacks have become a huge weapon for this country. and this president has made unprecedented use of them. nbc news has obtained a government document that lays out the legal argument to justify the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated in an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda, and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> re
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
. they're now using words like crippling and historic to describe it. >>> there's news tonight of an alarming rise in the number of younger women being diagnosed with advanced stage metastatic breast cancer. it's a bad trend that has doctors concerned. >>> and is it an invasion of privacy? police using modern technology to solve cold cases. but if you've done nothing wrong, is it going too far? "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: this is "nightly news with brian williams," reporting tonight from washington. >>> good evening, and we are now within 72 hours until those forced budget cuts are imposed on the u.s. economy, and the federal government, again, while they have nothing to do with a jury, they are called the sequester, and americans get to judge for themselves who is telling the truth here. the obama administration is close to running out of dire ways to warn of the consequences. the attorney general of the united states actually said today our country is going to be less safe because of these budget cuts. so, if that's the case, why doesn't it feel more urgent amid all th
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Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
president has made unprecedented use of them. nbc news has obtained a government document that lays out the legal argument to justify the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated at an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime.
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Feb 22, 2013 6:30pm EST
use drugs or alcohol, can't return to his home, the scene of the shooting. must ask permission to leave his town and has to check in with police twice a week. the world was watching today as it watched pistorius make olympic history last summer. outside the courthouse, a crowd gathered. >> maybe it was out of anger. but i think he should be granted bail. he's not a monster. >> i don't think he deserves bail at all. >> reporter: today, a newly free pistorius was running from cameras, still facing trial and due back in court in june. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria. >>> lance armstrong faces serious new legal trouble tonight. the justice department has joined one of his former racing teammates, suing him for using performance enhancing drugs during the tour de france. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams in our washington newsroom with more on this story tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, the justice department claims lance armstrong was cheating the federal government when he raced in the tour de france on a team-sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
. but we're used to it. we can handle it, we're tough. >> reporter: but it's the folks in the northeast whose mettle is about to be severely tested. for the first time in years. after an unusually mild and dry winter last season. >> palms getting sweaty, the excitement starts to build. >> reporter: from hartford to boston and elsewhere -- >> should you get a thunder snowstorm, you could end up with 27 inches of snow. >> reporter: forecasters are sounding the alarm about what could be an historic storm. and those warnings were all the motivation many people needed to stock up on emergency supplies and a heavy dose of courage and patience. >> gas light, shovel. >> reporter: in brick township, new jersey, still recovering from superstorm sandy, nerves are frayed as they prepare again for storm surge. >> just really scared. terrified. >> reporter: at this boston area home depot, a much-needed shipment of ice melt arrived. >> new england tonight is struggling with the worst snowfall in its history. >> reporter: for many here, the looming storm brings back memories of the '78 blizza
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Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
, not as many as hoped for or expected. nbc's tom costello starts us off in our washington newsroom tonight with what all of this might mean. tom, good evening. >> hi, brian. the good news, anyone with retirement money invested in stocks has made back much of what they lost during the great recession and the wall street selloff, about $8 trillion. a big rally on wall street today, with the dow back over 14,000. a lot has changed since the last time it crossed that mark on october 12th, 2007. within a year, lehman brothers and bear stearns failed. housing prices went off a cliff. the unemployment rate went from 4.7% to 10% before falling back to 7.9% today. in portland, oregon this week, more than 900 people applied for 160 new jobs at two new hardware stores. >> 80% of the people we saw were -- had been out of work for three months to up to two years. >> reporter: julie ober has been out of work for 16 months. >> my last job was front desk at a pain management company. and just -- i actually got sick. and couldn't be there any longer. >> reporter: nationwide, some 12 million america
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Feb 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
department employees could be furloughed. the president punctuated the urgency. >> all of us are concerned about our politics. both in our own parties as well as the other parties. but at some point, we've got to do some governing. >> reporter: still, there have been no negotiations. no progress all weekend. not even a phone call between the president and republicans in days. so why the lack of movement, especially if the cuts are so drastic? >> what you're seeing right now is solely that political positioning, trying to put themselves in a place where they are the ones dictating the terms of the eventual agreement to their political rivals. >> reporter: but the anticipation is already breeding anxiety. >> the sequester is part of the broad uncertainty that the federal government has foisted upon the economy. >> reporter: even this firm in pennsylvania that the government find ways to cut costs is now at risk of going out of business itself. >> because a lot of the agencies really don't know what they have to spend. they have been less inclined, in most cases, to spend anything.
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
evening. the coroner's office will use dental records or forensics to identify christopher dorner. they say his body is burned beyond recognition, but law enforcement sources tell nbc news, make no doubt, this is the suspect. tonight, this rubble is all that remains of the cabin where fugitive christopher dorner made his last stand. the drama began tuesday afternoon, miles away. 12:20 p.m., a 911 call from this cabin. two women who arrived to clean the home surprised dorner who was holed up inside. he tied them up and stole their car. >> did we get a physical on the guy? what is he wearing? >> reporter: dressed in camouflage and armed, dorner drove down a mountain road. he opened fire on fish and wildlife wardens in pursuit. >> the suspect took his weapon out, stuck it out the window of his vehicle, and shot our game warden five times. >> reporter: dorner crashed the car, then carjacked rick heltebrake. >> he pointed a gun at me, i an assault-type rifle. i stopped my truck, put it in park, raised my hands up. he said, "i don't want to hurt you. just get out." >> reporter: but dorner qui
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >> reporter: pope benedict had been looking frail recently, using a moveable platform during services, so he wouldn't have to walk. relying on a cane. the pope wants more rest, said his 89-year-old brother in germany. he said his brother has been thinking about stepping down for months. and had been advised by his doctors not to take anymore long, international flights, such as a planned trip to brazil in july. the pope's decision is unprecedented in modern times. the last similar case was pope celestinev, who had praise for pope benedict today. >> he has given church the last great service he will give the church. he's stepping off the stage when he feels he can't exercise the office of peter. >> reporter: benedict seemed to many a reluctant pope, as cardinal ratzinger under john paul ii, he was known as a conservative guardian of church doctrine, opposing women priests, abortion and homosexuality. as pope, he inherited the church's biggest scandal in decades. revelations that priests had sexually abused children. he met with victims and apologized. >> for all, i express my
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Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
of money. tom costello starting us off in bethesda, maryland. thanks. >>> olympic track star oscar pistorius is due back in court tomorrow after spending nearly a week now in a jail in south africa, accused of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. tonight we're getting new details on what police may have found inside the pistorius' home. nbc's michelle kosinski with us from pretoria, south africa. good evening. >> hi, brian, oscar pistorius months ago made olympic history. this career had him set to race on four continents in the next few months. nike says it will no longer use him in ads. he is here in jail, preparing to face prosecutors in court tomorrow. oscar pistorius, brought to jail on valentine's day, the day his girlfriend was shot to death seen in these exclusive pictures, covering his face with his jacket. since then, visits from his family, agent, friends and lawyers. tomorrow he will be back in court for a bond hearing the same day as reeva steenkamp's funeral. >> just taking things one day at a time. and we'll get through tomorrow to remember my sister and all
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
what i've got to ask, half the size of a football field, had it hit us, catastrophic? >> oh, yeah. regionally catastrophic, no doubt about it. you saw what happened with that astroid in russia, the size of a large boulder. this one was much larger. it would hit with much more energy. and the energy has got to go somewhere. and in an air blast, there's heat, there is the posts of a compressive wave, basically a shock wave that can level buildings. you don't want that to happen over a city. and we're happy that most of our surface is ocean and most of earth's land is not inhabited. so you just sort of, you know, count your chances every time this happens. which is why i don't want to run away from these things. i want to deflect them. it would be nice if we had funding to do such a thing. but no such program in the world exists. >> that's another discussion. i could talk to you about this all day. we appreciate you coming by. >> excellent, thanks for having me. >>> it's a good night tonight. finally for some 4,000 people trapped aboard a crippled carnival cruise liner for the past f
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Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
storm the bunker and save the boy. nbc's gabe gutierrez has been covering at the scene for us. he's with us from there tonight. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. there's still a lot we don't know about how this standoff finally ended. but for the family of the 5-year-old hostage and the dozens of local and federal law enforcement who worked so hard to rescue him, the important thing is, it's over. seven days after he was abducted from his school bus, a 5-year-old hostage was freed by police, his captor dead, and a delicate standoff, final over. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say 56-year-old jimly lee dykes boarded a stopped school bus last tuesday demanding two children. when the bus driver, charles poland, rejected, he killed him. >> i started our discussion with mr. dykes. he feels like he has a story that's important to him, although it's very complex. >> reporter: ethan had been held captive in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, stocked
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Feb 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
of a normal friday, calling it almost christmas in february, brian. >> ron mott starting us off in providence, rhode island tonight. take care up there. we want to show you how big this looks from space. look at the tops of the clouds. this is not one but two storms joining together. not visible in that picture, our friend al roker. he's in boston in the thick of it. but it's going to get much thicker as the night goes on. al, tell us about where it is and where we're headed. >> well, brian, this storm is about 200 miles away from boston, and we're getting the signs of it starting to intensify. we've been hearing reports of about thundersnow in long island and providence, rhode island and power lines and trees are snapping and going down and power outages being reported. we have winter storm warnings up now for interior sections of new york state, new jersey, pennsylvania, all the way into interior new england. but the areas in red from new york to eastport, maine, blizzard warnings in effect. very strong winds, very strong accumulations. here, take a look on the radar. you can see
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Feb 8, 2013 6:30pm EST
use in trying. that means rails, roads and especially the air space along the northeast. nbc's rehema ellis is at new york's laguardia airport. she was ordered outside the airport when the inside was shut down late today. raheema, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this is how the storm is impacting travel. look here at one of the country's busiest airports. new york's laguardia is virtually empty on a friday evening. the monitors inside the terminal tell the story. more than 1,800 cancellations at new york's area airports. connecticut's bradley international airport shut down earlier today. 4,700 flights were cancelled nationwide. yesterday, today and tomorrow. good news for passengers, airlines waived the cabs legislation fees, encouraging passengers to make other plans. overnight, 200 pieces of snow removal equipment will be used to clean the planes and runways, hoping to get operations back on track sometime sunday. and speaking of tracks, amtrak has shut down service between new york and boston with limited service tomorrow. and as ron mott mentioned, a travel ban is
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Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
terror to four. brian? >> miguel almaguer starting us off from l.a. tonight. miguel, thanks. >>> let's go to mike tie even any san bernadino county, just outside of big bear. mike, another loss of life tonight. this just continues to be a rolling nightmare in southern california. set the scene for us there. >> reporter: unbelievable, brian. if this is the last act in this desperate drama, it's not over yet. there may be another victim in this, the gunman, the suspect himself. we don't know yet whether he is still in that cabin. he has not been seen since the smoke started billowing about 4:00 our time. the flames, as you pointed out, started a little over an hour ago there were reports of a single gunshot. one of our colleague, cameraman tim walton, says he was standing and he heard a single gunshot at that point and then rounds going off as though it were rounds being fired off at random because of the fire. that cabin has been surrounded all this time, brian, by law enforcement from every agency you could imagine as you would expect at this point. no one has been seen comi
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Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
has used this count for spear fishing. >> reporter: what is spear fishing? how attackers gain a foothold into a company's computer network by sending deceptive e-mails, tricking users to a phony website. once the victims provide pass orders, p.i.n.s or access codes, they're in, able to steal confidential files and route them to shanghai, sometimes for years with no one noticing. >> when these companies are engaging in business in china, they really are going up against a full panoply of resources of the chinese government. >> reporter: the president has himself complained about china's cyber attacks and officials say got nowhere. but the u.s. uses cyber war to sabotage iran's nuclear program. what do you say to people who say wait a second. the u.s. does this, too? >> our government's not going to hack for the benefit of the private sector. they'll hack for the benefit of american people's security. >> reporter: and why don't businesses fight back? computer experts say most companies are afraid if they complain about the hacking, they'll lose access to billions of dollars of bus
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Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
senator is using his office to financially benefit the company that is owned by his biggest contributor. >> reporter: menendez' office says the senator's interest was only in clamping down on drug trafficking. the senator also took flights aboard melgen's private jet to a resort in the dominican republic and never reported them on his financial disclosure form, triggering this ethics complaint from new jersey republicans. menendez' office this week acknowledged the senator wrote a $58,500 personal check to melgen in january to reimburse him for the flights two months after the complaint was filed. >> it's either a very significant oversight or a willful failure to disclose, and that's what the senate ethics committee will be looking at. >> reporter: in the statement the senator's office also refuted other allegations made on a conservative website that menendez met with prostitutes in the dominican republic. those allegations, his office says, are manufactured, politically motivated, and false. menendez brushed aside the questions. >> comments should go to my office. these are nameless,
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Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
covered. also arizona, alaska and parts of six others. it was used just last year to block strict voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. >> it deters and blocks voting discrimination in places in the country where that discrimination has been the most persistent and adaptive. >> reporter: today, the court's four liberals strongly defended it. justice kaygan said the formula for figuring which state needs to be covered seems to be working well since they account for 56% of all lawsuits. justice breyer said congress concluded don't change horses in the middle of the stream, because we still have a ways to go. but the court's conservatives seem to agree the law is outdated. massachusetts said head chief justice roberts not covered by the law has the worst ratio of african-american to white voter turnout. mississippi, he said, has the best. the post world war ii marshall plan, said justice kennedy, was very good too, but times change. and justice scalia said the law is an example of what he called the perpetuation of racial entitlement. once such laws are adopted, he said, it's very d
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Feb 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
, that's everything. that's everybody's goal. >> reporter: this 140-pound-plus show dog is used to being in the spotlight. competing in shows and is even something of a local celebrity. >> they're all cheering for their jersey shore dog after he went through superstorm sandy. >> reporter: cheering him on in new york city where he will face plenty of competition. in all, more than 2,000 dogs big and small competing for best in breed and best in show, but first a lot of grooming goes on for dogs like ted ted to make sure he's ready for his close-up. the show's chairman says he is aware several dogs and owners who endured sandy will be competing, information the judges don't have ahead of time. >> the dogs survived what they survived and yet still come to westminster. it's exciting for them and exciting for us, too. >> reporter: back home, denise and scott get chauncey ready for his big day and their chance to get away from the overwhelming demands of sandy. >> i love going to dog shows because it takes you to a little magical place for just that day when you don't think about the trees on
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Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
the last few years. it's not enough. brian? >> tom costello, starting us off in glen echo, maryland tonight. tom, thanks. >>> now to the other american institution facing a very big change. tonight the boy scouts of america have put off a decision on changing their policy on admitting gay scouts and scout leaders. the organization's board of directors which was set to vote on the issue today instead delayed any consideration of a change for at least three months. an explanation tonight from nbc's pete williams. >> we all need to repent -- >> reporter: outside boy scout headquarters in dallas, scouting parents brought their children, opposing any change and relieved by the delay. >> the membership is very against this. and instead you've got a little group that doesn't really represent us trying to make a decision that's going to affect all of us. >> reporter: scouting's board of directors today put off until may a scheduled vote on a plan to end the national ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders and let individual scout troops decide the issue for themselves. in a written statemen
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Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
families, more frustration. >> it's not a good scenario, but tell us the damn truth for what you know. we haven't heard anything truthful yet, to my knowledge. >> reporter: as the ship crept closer to port, passengers' desperation became visible. signs made from bed sheets read "s.o.s." and "help us." on board, donna gutsman told us, there is much confusion. >> very little has been right on time, or on point. so we're having a hard time. >> reporter: gutzman took these photos showing the improvised tent city earlier this week, where passengers slept on the sun deck after the power went out. soaked hallways and the plastic bags used in place of toilets. >> there's sewer on the floors. there's -- peeing and pooping in buckets and putting the bags outside our door. >> reporter: other photos show passengers in hallways on lower decks and efforts to keep cell phones juiced on limited power. gutzman says despite it all, passengers are keeping cool heads, no fights, people working together. >> this is going to be a long day. this is not a process that's going to happen fast. there is no way
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
the state has been on alert all day. nbc's miguel almaguer starts us off with that tonight from l.a. outside the heavily defended lapd headquarters. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. tonight police headquarters is a fortress. some officers are armed with shotguns in addition to their side arms. the lapd says they're under attack by a man targeting law enforcement officers. 33-year-old christopher dorner is an accused cop killer who says he won't stop the killing until he's dead. tonight, thousands of police officers are hunting for a man that used to be one of their own. tactical teams spread across nine counties in southern california. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> reporter: he's heavily armed and extremely dangerous. police say former lapd officer christopher dorner has already killed three, and is gunning for more. >> this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: fired from the force in 2009 for allegedly making false statements, dorner says his dismissal was unjust. police say he names those he's targeting in t
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
violence, the people who also compile the numbers, tell us that so far today, 203 people have been shot in this country. that's just today, and just as of 6:00 p.m. eastern time. among the shootings, kauffman, texas, an assistant district attorney gunned down and killed outside the courthouse where he worked. lincoln, nebraska. a man shot while in his apartment building after two armed men burst in. atlanta, georgia. a 14-year-old student shot in the head at price middle school this afternoon, one person in police custody. and then, of course, there's the city of chicago. more people killed there last year than american troops killed in afghanistan. more than 40 gun murders so far just this year, and today they announced a new strategy. nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks
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Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm EST
with your air carrier, and maybe pack a lunch. >> thanks, mike seidel, kansas city, starting us off. let's go over to lincoln, nebraska. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is out in it there. jim, good evening. >> hey, brian. 4 inches here at the capital. we could tack on another 4. the problem is, the storm is far from over here. let's talk about it and where it goes and what it becomes as we head into the weekend here. tomorrow morning we're talking about snow coming into the chicago metro area. indianapolis, as well. so we expect a rush hour there that will at least start with snow. it may not end that way. as you can see, the forecast, friday at 9:00 a.m., does not show anymore snow there. and then the storm changes itself as we head into the weekend. a new low pressure from this develops off the virginia coast, travels up the east coast. it's got a lot of warm air from the gulf of mexico to feed off. the problem is, it will not have enough cold air to keep it all snow in new york, in boston. but eventually as that low pulls to the east, it will be all snow in boston once
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Feb 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
unconscionable, demanding mr. obama lead. >> the president should be calling us over somewhere, camp david, the white house, somewhere and us sitting down and trying to avert these cuts. >> reporter: but even within the republican party, many are questioning how bad the cuts will be, accusing you the president of exaggerating the consequences. >> to not cut 2.5% out of the total budget over a year when it's twice the size it was ten years ago, give me a break. >> reporter: still, at this ship yard in norfolk, virginia, 1600 letters warning of possible pink slips are already in the mail, while workers wait for washington to act. >> guys really need to put their heads together and figure something out. >> you know, they take this away, a lot of people are going to be hurt. >> reporter: a looming crisis underxbird virginia's republican governor. >> sequester was put in place to be a hammer, not a policy. now here we are a week away. find another way to do it and get it done now. >> reporter: tonight, many of the nation's governors were actually here at the white house for a formal dinne
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Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
roker starts us off in hard-hit boston. al, good evening. >> good evening, lester. the winds are howling. the snow has stopped. people struggling to get things back together again. so what we're expecting right now is a town that's finally coming back to life. even though it didn't equal the 1978 blizzard, this one is still one for the record books. people in massachusetts woke up to more than two feet of snow this morning. bringing much of the state to a standstill. >> it's typical new england snow day. >> right now it's probably close to three feet. >> reporter: the massive blizzard, with hurricane force winds, knocked power out to hundreds of thousands of customers. logan airport getting its fifth largest snowfall on record, nearly 25 inches. there's no amtrak service between new york and boston. and mounds of snow blanket the slippery roads. >> the state police and the national guard have been out in force and working in tandem. >> reporter: on the northeast coast, the high tide, combined with howling winds, and snow, sprintered decks from ocean front homes, washing them out to sea.
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
victims goes on. and there's a big early indicator as to the cause. nbc's john yang with us tonight from the scene. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this evening we're learning new details. the gas company says that 45 minutes before the explosion tore that restaurant apart, they tried to get people to leave. the blast was so strong, it rocked buildings blocks away. >> boom! everything just exploded. it was just the scariest thing i ever witnessed. >> reporter: the fire was so big, it engulfed a city block, raging out of control for about two hours. >> the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze at its height of four-alarm fire. authorities said 15 people were taken to area hospitals, at least one of them in critical condition. once the fire was out, firefighters combed the debris with cadaver-sniffing dogs. daybreak revealed the full scope of the devastation. jj's, a popular restaurant for nearly three decades, flattened. later investigators made a grisly discovery in the restaurant's bar a
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Feb 24, 2013 6:30pm EST
used the break from winter weather to take in a job or a stroll through the park. or strollr -- jog through the park. maine is once again covered in a blanket of snow. about 6" on the ground. forecasters expect another 4" by the end of the day. it could cause power outages. more than 1000 outages already reported in new sure. -- new hampshire. >> now your forecast with john collins. >> it is still snowing in new england. over cape cod, a wintry mix. moisture coming in off the atlantic ocean. snow in the coastal areas, but it does extend into the hudson river valley. there is lake-effect snow in pennsylvania. not everybody got sun today. we were lucky in baltimore, maryland. we had some clouds this morning. some really good weather to the west of us. if the was the high today. the sunshine certainly helped -- 50 was the high today. the sunshine certainly helped. the morning low was 39 degrees. by midnight, we could be a little chillier than that. right now, 39 is the reading at the airport. 41 at cambridge. 40 five in ocean city. 35 at parkton. in oceanderick -- 45 city. 35 at parkto
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Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
to the hospital. nbc's janet shamlian is in daytona with the latest for us tonight. january the net, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you. it was a jaw-dropping multi-car crash in five-day forecast grandstand on the final lap of this race. the rookie kyle larsen's car went into the fence, his engine caught fire, then spectators say they saw large chunks of debris flying high into the stands. many say they ducked or turned and when they turned around again, they saw many people injured. emergency personnel and first responders were here anyway just in case something happened on the track. they were putting people on stretchers within a minute. all of the drivers that were hurt were treated and released. after the race the winner larry stewart appeared shaken by this, he did not go to the traditional victory celebration. he left quietly. and behind me right now there's a crane and it is replacing that catch fence because we are less than 24 hours away from the daytona 500. it's important to note that this is not the first time this has happened. in 2009, at talladega, eight
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Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
los angeles starts us off. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. it all started this afternoon. the sheriff's department says they received phone call of a reported car and someone who matched christopher dorner's description. a short time later, in the woods, they found that car and their suspect. tonight, multiple law enforcement sources tell nbc news it is christopher dorner. shots fired three hours east of los angeles. >> we have the suspect holed up in a cabin. >> reporter: in the mountains of big bear, the manhunt for fugitive christopher dorner comes to an end. >> we hope we can take this guy into custody and we hope that he doesn't hurt anybody else. >> reporter: inside a cabin, the sheriff says the former police officer and accused cop killer barricades himself inside a home. >> stand by. you got three more coming your way. >> reporter: almost immediately, an exchange of gunfire. >> he has got a rifle. >> reporter: with the s.w.a.t. team on scene, two officers are wounded and are airlifted to a local hospital. >> enough is enough. it's time to turn yourself i
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Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
with weather channel meteorologist eric fisher. he is also in boston for us. eric? >> reporter: lester, good evening. developing situation right now. the weather patterns certainly not quieting down here throughout the weekend. on the north side, blizzard warnings. across the upper midwest. a couple of interstates are shut down across nth dakota, south dakota, and minnesota. so very wintery on the north end. quite severe on the southern end. we have a confirmed large wedge tornado on the ground right now just outside of hattiesburg, mississippi. we can show you a still image of that tornado. extremely dangerous. there are several tornado warnings out right now. and that severe threat goes through the evening across the gulf coast states, so folks really need a way to get their warnings, be vigilant about the weather. that is a life-threatening situation across the south. anywhere from mississippi over toward georgia and the florida panhandle. then, both of those come together and move toward the northeast tomorrow. that's going to bring a wintery mix back to some of these areas that ar
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Feb 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
people who go to the school have that kind of money, but a lot of us don't. it's pretty difficult. >> reporter: next year astrid will get her diploma and her first student loan bill. >> i do have a sense of fear of, like, what am i going to do like, what am i going to do when i graduate? >> reporter: she's one of many college seniors worried about real-life lessons in economics that come after graduation. migel almaguer, los angeles. >>> and gas prices shot up again. aaa says they're $3.90 on average in california. up more than 30 cents in's last month. nationally the average price is $3.51. an increase of more than 20 cents in the last month. >>> when we come back here tonight, the battle of the bulge when it comes to losing weight. what works and what doesn't, really. >>> it's been also over a month since the new year's resolutions to shed pounds in 2013. as you think how you're doing, consider this. a surprising new report in a prestigious medical journal claims notions on weight loss are just plain wrong. dr. nancy snyderman has more tonight. >> reporter: think long-term dieti
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. now the postmaster general is using a loophole in the current stopgap funding measure to act on his own. >> i'm concerned that this decision has been taken out of the hands of the congress. >> facing economic realities by the post office is the first step toward delivering a 21st-century product. >> reporter: at the crossroads of tradition, history and technology. the letter carriers' union, as well as some businesses, don't like this plan, but the postal service says that's already cut 28% of its work force, 200 mail processing centers, and 21,000 routes over the last few years. it's not enough. brian? >> tom costello, starting us off in glen echo, maryland tonight. tom, thanks. >>> now to the other american institution facing a very big change. tonight the boy scouts of america have put off a decision on changing their policy on admitting gay scouts and scout leaders. the organization's board of directors which was set to vote on the issue today instead delayed any consideration of a change for at least three months. an explanation tonight from nbc's pete williams. >> we all need
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Feb 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
: the president has used every political weapon in his arsenal to raise public fears over the sequester. for the second day in a row, his homeland security secretary expressed concern about safety. >> i've been in government and public service a long time, a long time, 20 years almost. i have never seen anything like this. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder was equally pessimistic. >> the reality is that there is going to be harm, there is going to be pain and the american people are going to be less safe. >> reporter: the president's pr offensive is not playing well among republicans on capitol hill, where tempers flared again today. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> reporter: as for what's sinking in with the public, a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll indicates growing reservation about the sequester. 52% call it a bad idea. just 21% believe it's a good one. but overall, cutting spending is a popular idea. we asked how congress should deal wit
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